Daily Covid cases at 2.16 lakh, deaths at 1,184; active cases top 1.5 million
NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 second wave in India turned grimmer as daily infections crossed the 2-lakh mark, surging by nearly 9% over the previous day’s number to over 2.16 lakh on Thursday. Deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours rose to 1,184, the highest since September 18.
Meanwhile, active cases in the country crossed 1.5 million (15 lakh) on Thursday. The unprecedented flood of infections this month has led to an over 2.5-fold increase in active cases, which numbered less than 6 lakh on March 31. A higher active case count means an increased risk of the virus spreading faster as well as a higher probability of deaths.
On Thursday, a record 14 states and UTs posted their highest-ever spike in daily cases while Maharashtra logged its second-biggest surge of 61,695 cases. In all, 2,16,902 fresh cases were reported on Thursday, as per TOI’s database.
As deaths keep increasing — although still slightly lower than the tolls seen at the peak of the first wave — four states reported more than 100 fatalities each in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra continued to record the highest deaths at 349, followed by Chhattisgarh (135), Delhi (112) and Uttar Pradesh (104). Fatalities were also rising in Gujarat, which recorded 81 deaths, Karnataka (66) and Madhya Pradesh (53).
The death rate in Punjab, which recorded 51 fatalities on Thursday, continued to be the highest in the country at 2.7 per 100 cases. The national death rate (or case fatality rate) stood at 1.22% and has been drop marginally through the second wave as cases spiral sharply.
All these data is rubbish... Actually more than 20 lakhs people getting infected daily..Most people are not going for checking and many take tests from private hospitals... Bjp has not calculated figures right... Storm is coming.
India is breaking the record day by day. Only Modi led India can do this.
The government is responding but it is so late . They were foolish and arrogant and they were so confident in their response that they started doing vaccine diplomacy. Who does that? India is a poor country with a lot of population .
Shankara Rao T S
It is a very grim situation and government must impose strict lock-down for 15 days mercilessly to contain spread.
come on, you can go for 3 lakh per day easily.. keep doing gathering and meeting people without mask
I would just double those numbers...
At this stage of the Corona pandemic, all public gatherings should be stopped.
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This is official Figure. There are 100 times more cases which are not on record. expect a big stride in cases as soon as WB, TN and Assam Elections get over. Still this states are not in the list yet for political reasons.
The situation has literally gone out of control and the pandemic is spreading like wildfire swee all in the way.
What is worrying bhakts is not corona wave & deaths in India, but so few cases in Pakistan & Bangladesh.
Iqbal S Kapasi
This is a very less numbers expect a three fold increase in the next ten days when kumbh mela super spreaders, desh drohi devotees start infecting more people on their return.
Club the remaining Bengal polls into a day. EC should help control the situation not aggravate it further.
I am incredibly proud that India is ahead of the world and beating all nations ! Kudos to PM MODI
Everyday India is achieving new heights beating the entire world due to a fake saintly dressed PM
Modi has made country number one.
Look at Modi's spends,
Statues - 3000 crores
Imported cars - 800 crores
Foreign tours - 500 crores
Self advertising- 5000 crores
Luxury jets - 8000 crores
Central vista project- 20000 crores
Corporate loan write offs-1000000 crores
Imagine if this was spent on medical infrastructure, India's situation would have been entirely different!
History will not forgive this government.
With METROs reeling under the pandemic and lockdowns, the economy is bound to suffer.
At least on one count, India is emerging as number one under Modi
Stock Market not falling yet, let's wait for a while!
What was the need to conduct the election at this juncture and only the governance must be blamed.....!